Tips for Displaying Department 56 Villages

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Are there any display tips for my Department 56 village?

Tips for Displaying Department 56 Villages

You've decided that you want to create an entire display of the wonderful little Department 56 buildings and accessories. The problem is that you aren't quite sure how to put the display together. Obviously, you don't want to set them out on the coffee table because they are sure to be a toddler magnet in that easy to reach spot. However, you don't just want to line them up on a shelf either. How can you best display your little village so you can enjoy its beauty?

Decide if you want to display your Department 56 village year round. If you do decide to keep your village out, you'll want to choose a location that won't be needed after the last of the Christmas decorations are packed away. Once you have the right spot, you'll be able to concentrate on building your village. Just don't forget to switch street lights for spooky Halloween lighting as October approaches. In fact, you can find an entire line of Halloween items, including some eerie buildings.

  • Think about whether the village has to be on one level. A dining room hutch is a fantastic place to display a multi-level village. A set of bookshelves in the living room could also be a great option. If you do want them all on one level, you may not be able to display every house at the same time. Consider selecting several of your favorite houses to highlight in a little scene on a fireplace mantel.
  • Don't be afraid to combine collections. Placing a house on a decorative cake stand is a great way to show off your treasures so that guests can see it from every angle.


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